This web symposium on the neurobiology of stress, fear and anxiety was organized by Dr. Bruce McEwen of the Rockefeller University in New York City, USA. The lectures below cover different neuroscience aspects of the topic of stress and may be viewed in any order. The lectures here were created between the fall of 2002 and fall of 2003.
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SPEAKERS on Neurobiology of Stress, Fear and Anxiety
Bruce S. McEwen, PhD - Rockefeller University, New York City, USA
Does Stress Damage the Brain?
Joseph E. LeDoux, PhD - New York University, New York City, USA
Fear, Memory and the Brain
Gregory J. Quirk, PhD - Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Learning NOT to Fear: Prefrontal Cortex, Amygdala and Extinction of Conditioned Fear
Sumantra Chattarji, PhD - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India
Stress and Contrasting Patterns of Neural Plasticity in the Amygdala and Hippocampus
David A. Silbersweig, MD & Emily Stern, MD - Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Panic Disorder
Elizabeth A. Phelps, PhD - New York University, New York City, USA
Fear and the Human Amygdala
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